Jalisco Vessel in the Form of a Reclining Dog - PF.1072,Origin: Jalisco, Mexico,Circa: 300 BC to 300 AD,Dimensions: 6" (15.2cm) high x 11.75" (29.8cm) wide,Collection: Pre-Columbian,Style: Jalisco,Medium: Terracotta. Combining abstraction with realism this vessel is both a functional object and a sculpture. The center of the V-shaped greyware body forms the opening, its wide middle narrowing to the neck and everted lip. A small head, like a Chihuahua, turns at an angle with its slightly bulging eyes staring inquisitively over a long snout. The legs are thin curved bands similar to the tail, which is striated with horizontal notches at the tip. Details such as the perky ears and protruding tongue add charming elements to this delightfully unique vessel.
Ancient Central America & Mexico